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Applying EQ and Empathy in Organisations Does Pay Off

Organisations have many managers and supervisors but only a few leaders. The difference between managing and leading is that a manager is someone who tries to get things done through other people while a leader is someone who gets people doing things on their own, to meet corporate objectives. The […]


Managing Staff and Their Performance

Every individual has a different combination of personality traits, strengths, weaknesses, attitudes and behaviours. No two people in the world are exactly the same. Motivation for each individual is also different depending on where they are in the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs triangle.  Whilst we all acknowledge this, we sometimes tend to […]


Do you know why employees perform poorly? Part II – Values Conflict

In Part I of this series we covered one of the reasons for poor performance or a drop in performance as being due to a lack of autonomy. When employees feel controlled, feel they ‘have to’ and not ‘want to’ and feel as if they have no say, motivation drops […]



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How to overcome procrastination

The impact of procrastinating is enormous; lost productivity, lost opportunities, affects others adversely and can even bankrupt businesses. The polite dictionary definition of procrastination is – ‘the action of delaying or postponing something’. The crude definition is ‘stuffing around doing everything else except the one project or task that needs […]


How to Hire the Right Staff and To Retain Good Staff

How To Hire The Right Staff This article continues the theme on how to make your workplace a productive workplace. Employees are the key to the success of any organisation. If you have good employees, you can delegate without a worry and let the business run even when you are […]


How to increase Productivity

One big challenge that business owners face is of improving the productivity of the staff and that of the work place. Some staff members seem to be least concerned about the business, clocking off on the dot, taking leave without notice and wasting the company’s resources. The importance of this […]


You can guide your business to success

… When you understand the underlying causes of issues. There are three elements that impact on business success – Strategic Intent, Culture/Behaviour and Business Processes/Systems. These in turn have a total of 19 powerful KPI drivers. Understanding how the business is faring in these areas is the place to start. […]


Lift Staff Performance to Achieve Business Success

… Or stay on the treadmill of continually reaching out for improvement. Staff performance is a major issue in most organisations. Books and articles have been written on the importance of having good staff in order to have a successful organisation[1]. There is a strong correlation between staff performance and […]


Team Effectiveness & Productivity

It goes without saying that good teams perform best. There are too many examples from sports that prove this fact. However, businesses can be slow to recognise this. What are the signs of poor teamwork? What can be done to improve team effectiveness in the workplace? These and many more […]